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Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00June 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Movies/Music, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible that the impulsivity and quick-thinking that accompanies ADHD may also boost creativity? And what role does medication have in that creative process? Does stimulant medication hamper creativity, or boost it? The ADHD brain may not be held back as much by constraints on thinking. In a study by Abraham et al. (2006), adolescents [...]

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Creating Simplicity: How Music Fools the Ear

By |2016-10-05T06:45:50-04:00January 24th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Movies/Music, Research|Tags: , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-01-24) -- What makes music beautiful? The best compositions transcend culture and time -- but what is the commonality which underscores their appeal? New research suggests that the brain simplifies complex patterns, much in the same way that "lossless" music compression formats reduce audio files, by removing redundant data and identifying patterns. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110120073507.htm

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Study of jazz musicians shows the brain’s role in creativity

By |2016-10-05T06:46:14-04:00March 10th, 2008|Categories: Movies/Music|Tags: , , |

Dr. Charles Limb at Johns Hopkins University used MRIs of jazz musicians to determine the brain's processes during jazz improvisation. When the musicians improvised, the brain's inhibition processes shut down. In addition, the brain's dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, where self-monitoring comes from, also shut down. The brain's medial prefrontal cortex turned on, which provides self-expression. Also, the [...]

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